National Markings
Indian Coast Guard

National Markings

This section describes and illustrates the insignia used by the Indian Coast Guard Air Wing since its formation:


  
Main MarkingFin Flash

1978-present
The standard ICGAW colour scheme is white overall, with a blue-white-white diagonal stripe across the fuselage. Displayed upon the widest blue diagonal stripe is the a modified version of the ICG crossed-anchors and shield insignia. The national flag is displayed on the fin. Helicopters additionally carry the Indian national insignia roundel under the fuselage belly. The service title ‘COAST GUARD’ is displayed in English on the port side of the forward fuselage, and in Sanskrit on the starboard side.

Current Aircraft Inventory
Indian Coast Guard


Do 228-101 CG 755. (photo, Simon Watson)


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Aircraft Type Total Del’d Total Active Still on Order Role
Dornier Do 228-101 28 27 3 Coastal Patrol
HAL Chetak (SA316B Alouette III) 18 17 3 Liaison/SAR
HAL Dhruv (ALH) 6 # 3 3 SAR

Dornier Do 228

in Indian Coast Guard Service

Key Facts

Total Delivered: 24
Service Entry: 1986
Retirement: In Service

History

Three Dornier-built Do 228-101s were initially obtained, the first two being handed over in Germany on 7 July 1986 and arriving in India on 18 July. An order for eighteen more licence-built Do 228-101s was placed with HAL, for delivery mid 1988-1999. (By March 1997 The ICG had received 14 Do 228-101 from HAL). In 1999 an order was placed for an additional 7 aircraft, to be delivered 2001-203. An planned eventual total of 36 aircraft has been officially approved. The Do 228 is used for maritime patrol, fisheries protection, long-range search & rescue and anti-smuggling missions. The aircraft are fitted with a MEL Super Marec search radar, IR/UV linescan, Litton Omega navigation system, a powerful searchlight and weapons hard points.

Individual Details

Serial c/no. Prev. Identity Delivered Fate/Notes
CG 751 7053 D-CILA 16 July 1987 ff 31.10.85, last noted Nov 1992
CG 752 7059 D-CIRI 18 July 1986 ff 14.03.86, with CGAS 700 Feb 2001
CG 753 7062 D-CAUM 18 July 1986 ff 3.05.86, last noted Nov 1992
CG 754 7113/H1012   mid 1988 ff 18.02.88, with CGAS 700 Feb 2001
CG 755 7105/H1013   mid 1988 ff 05.03.89, with CGAS 751 Feb 2001
CG 756 7106/H1014   26 Apr 1989 ff 14.03.89
CG 757 7114/H1015   1988 ff 24.03.88, w/o 2 Jan 1993 crashed into sea off Paradip.
CG 758 H3018   1991 last noted 3.91
CG 759 H3019   1989 last noted 4.91
CG 760 H4039   1991 last noted 12.98
CG 761 H3021   1990 last noted 5.91
CG 762 H3022   1990 last noted 3.92
CG 763 H4044   June 1994  
CG 764     ?  
CG 765     ?  
CG 766     Dec 1996  
CG 767     ?  
CG 768     ?  
CG 769     ?  
CG 770     ?  
CG 771     ?  
CG 772     ?  
CG 773     ?  
CG 774     ?  

Pictures


HAL-built Do 228 CG 776. (photo, Simon Watson)

More Information

References

  • World Air Forces Directory 2002/03 (Mach III) p.269
  • World Air Forces Directory 2004/05 (Mach III) p.300

Other Sources

To be added.

Fokker F27 Friendship

in Indian Coast Guard Service

Key Facts

Total Delivered: 3
Service Entry: 1983
Retirement: 1998

History

Two F27-100 were leased from Indian Airlines in May 1983, for use from Calcutta-Dum Dum Airport. One example was later sold and replaced by another F27-100 from the same source. The F27 was operated by 700 Sqn. Both aircraft had been withdrawn by 1998.

Individual Details

Serial c/no. Prev. Identity Delivered Fate/Notes
CG 710 10173   May 1983 to VT-DMC 1987 w/o 19.10.1988
CG 710 10220 VT-DOM 1987 wfu Calcutta 10.94
CG 711 10221 VT-DON May 1983 last noted 2.89

Pictures

None available at present.

More Information

References

  • World Air Forces Directory 2002/03 (Mach III) p.269

Other Sources

To be added.

HAL Chetak

in Indian Coast Guard Service

Key Facts

Total Delivered: 18
Service Entry: 1978
Retirement: In Service

History

Seventeen HAL-built SA316B Alouette III were obtained from 1978 onwards. Initially 6 examples were ordered from HAL in 1978, the first two being received in May 1982. Additional examples were delivered in the mid 1990s. By 1998 a strength of 18 Chetaks had been achieved, with a planned total buy of 36 examples. The Chetak is used by 800, 841 and 848 Sqns.

Individual Details

Serial c/no. Prev. Identity Delivered Fate/Notes
CG 801     May 1982 last noted 2.90
CG 802     May 1982  
CG 803     1982 last noted with CGAS 800 Feb 2001
CG 804     1982 last noted with CGAS 800 Feb 2001
CG 805     ?  
CG 806     ?  
CG 807     ? last noted 4.91
CG 808     ? last noted Apr 1991
CG 809     ? last noted with CGAS 800 Feb 2001
CG 810     ?  
CG 811     ?  
CG 812     ?  
CG 813     ?  
CG 814     ? last noted with CGAS 800 Feb 2001
CG 815     ? last noted Nov 1999
CG 816     ?  
CG 817     ?  

Pictures


Chetak CG 801. (photo, Simon Watson)

More Information

References

  • World Air Forces Directory 2002/03 (Mach III) p.269
  • World Air Forces Directory 2004/05 (Mach III) p.300

Other Sources

To be added.


HAL Dhruv

in Indian Coast Guard Service

Key Facts

Total Delivered: 4
Service Entry: 2002
Retirement: In Service

History

Previously called the ALH, the first Dhruv helicopter was handed over to the ICG at Bangalore in March 2002. The Dhruv will be used as dedicated rescue helicopters and will not directly replace the Chetak in ICG service. A second Dhruv was accepted in May 2002 and four more will enter service 2002-2007. A total buy of 12 helicopters has been officially approved.

Individual Details

Serial c/no. Prev. Identity Delivered Fate/Notes
CG 851     18 March 2002  
CG 852     May 2002  
CG 853        
CG 854        

Pictures

None available at present.

More Information

References

  • World Air Forces Directory 2004/05 (Mach III) p.300

Other Sources

To be added.